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Williams Sisters Win Third Olympic Gold In Women’s Doubles

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US Venus Williams (L) and Serena Williams talk as they play against Czech Republic's Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka during the women's doubles gold medal match of the London 2012 Olympic Games, at the All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on August 5, 2012.  AFP Photo /Leon Neal/Getty Images)

US Venus Williams (L) and Serena Williams talk as they play against Czech Republic’s Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka during the women’s doubles gold medal match of the London 2012 Olympic Games, at the All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on August 5, 2012. AFP Photo /Leon Neal/Getty Images)

LONDON (CBS SPORTS) – Serena Williams teamed with big sister Venus to win the women’s doubles title at the Olympics on Sunday, adding to the singles gold she won on Centre Court at Wimbledon a day earlier.

The American sisters beat Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic 6-4, 6-4 under the roof on a rainy afternoon at the All England Club. Venus — with her red, white and blue braids pulled back into a bun — closed out the match with a backhand volley winner after the Czechs saved a pair of match points.

On Saturday, Serena beat Maria Sharapova 6-0, 6-1 for the singles gold. She joined Steffi Graf as the only women to complete the Golden Slam, winning the Olympics and the four majors.

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